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Egypt’s president arrives in India to take part in G20 New Delhi summit

CAIRO – 8 September 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in India on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit in New Delhi, slated for 9-10 September.

The 18th G20 Summit will see the participation of leaders of the G20 countries except President of China Xi Jinping, who according to news reports, will not show up in the summit for some reason.

During his participation in the summit, Sisi is set to shed light on issues concerning developing countries, especially in Africa, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmi said today.

During the summit, President Sisi will highlight the importance of enhancing global efforts to facilitate integration of developing countries into global economy on an equitable basis, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement on Friday.

This integration provides mutual opportunities and benefits that contribute to attracting investments and achieving economic growth and development for all parties involved, the statement added.

Sisi will also highlight the necessity to provide effective support to developing countries in order to achieve sustainable development goals amid the negative repercussions of consecutive global crises on economy, food and energy.

Additionally, the president will reaffirm the necessity that developed countries fulfill their commitments under the global agreements and mechanisms to face climate change and enable developing states to increase their reliance on renewable energy.

On the sidelines of the summit, Sisi will hold bilateral meetings with heads of state and international leaders to consult on various issues of mutual concern, the statement added.

Sisi is attending the G20 summit comes upon an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in light of the importance of Egypt’s participation in this gathering held amid an international sensitive context, the presidency affirmed.

Besides Egypt, leaders of Bangladesh, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the UAE are invited to the summit as guests.

A G20 Leaders’ Declaration will be adopted at the end of the summit to clarify leaders’ commitment towards the priority issues agreed upon during the ministerial and working group meetings of the group.

Source: Egypt Today

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